How Latinitas’ “Padres Digitales” is Bridging the Digital Literacy Gap for Spanish-Speakers

Padres Digitales is one of many programs offered within the Latinitas organization. Latinitas’ overall mission is to empower young women and nonbinary kids by providing opportunities to learn new skills in media and technology. Padres Digitales (Digital Parents) is a family program that aims to provide lessons to Spanish-speaking parents who want to learn digital…

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Adriana Velasco is on a mission to empower all girls one Barbie at a time

Compiled by Anna Martinez Adriana Velasco is using her Mexican background to bring an intersectional lens to Mattel, ensuring that every little girl will one day see themselves in Barbie. Velasco uses her experience to push forward; being a first-generation graduate from Mexico has not slowed her down and will not. She uses her Latinidad…

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How dietician Maria Mendoza is helping Latinos eat healthier and happier one cultural dish at a time

Compiled by Anna Martinez Maria Mendoza was drawn to the field of nutrition after having an honest conversation with herself about what she was passionate about. Her father had a garden when she was growing up so participating in the food process was always important to Mendoza. She grew to enjoy this experience and enjoyed…

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Meet Roseangel Conde, the Peruvian-Ecuadorian artist taking Spotify by storm

By Anna Martinez “Never put limits on yourself no matter where you come from, don’t let it define you and always chase your dreams,” says Roseangel Conde, a 19-year-old Peruvian-Ecuadorian up-and-coming singer. Conde was recently featured on Spotify’s Dreamy playlist, a goal that she had at the start of the year. Her music was receiving…

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